Attributes of Catasticta nimbice

Mexican Dartwhite
Catasticta nimbice (Boisduval, 1836)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Identification: Upperside cream-tan with thick black veins; wide black outer margins surrounding cream-colored spots.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 inches (4.5 - 5.7 cm).
Life History: Males perch and patrol for females. Caterpillars feed in groups. Pupae are found in groups on tree trunks and look like bird droppings.
Flight: All year in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Parasitic mistletoes - Phoradendron velutinum in Costa Rica.
Adult Food: Nectar from Fuscia, Lantana, and Senecio in Costa Rica.
Habitat: Semi-deciduous mountain forests, forest edges, streamsides
Range: Costa Rica north to Mexico. Rare stray to the Chisos Mountains of west Texas
Conservation: No recommendations.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Not required for rare stray.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
October 28, 2012 ALFONSO EMMANUEL Puebla, Mexico December 19, 2012 Details
April 07, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras April 15, 2012 Details
November 27, 2004 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Nuevo Leon, Mexico January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coahuila De Zaragoza, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brewster County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details